Etienne I Lenoir
(1675 - 1739)
Etienne I Le Noir, or Lenoir, was one of the most important Parisian clockmakers of the reign of Louis XIV and the early decades of the 18th century. The son of clockmaker Simon Le Noir and Marie du Grand-Mesnil, he learned his trade in his father’s workshop, became a master on January 14, 1698 and opened a workshop in the Place Dauphine and in the rue de Harlay. He enjoyed great renown throughout his career among important Parisian collectors of luxury horology.